The Best Of “The Last…”: EPISODE IV

Today, My Peeps…

…We’re Going To Touch-Upon A Nifty Little BIOPIC

..Namely…

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

(2006)

…Starring…

(The OSCAR WINNER For BEST ACTOR For HIS PERFORMANCE In THIS FILM)

FOREST WHITAKER

…And…

JAMES McAVOY

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I Knew Going Into This Flick That If…

FOREST WHITAKER

…Was Serious About The Role Of Ugandan Dictator…

IDI AMIN

…He’d Seriously Do It Some Justice.

WAS I EVER RIGHT!!!

WOW!!!

And…

…Apparently…

…The OSCAR Voters Felt The Same Way.

I Also LOVE…

JAMES McAVOY

…Regardless Of His Role…

…Though In This Flick…

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

…I Felt He, Too, Was Spot-On.

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The Film Is BASED On The RISE And FALL Of Ugandan-Dictator…

IDI AMIN

…During The 1970s.

JAMES McAVOY

…Is…

DR. NICHOLAS GARRIGAN

…A Young Doctor Who Has Come To Uganda To Escape His Overly-Conservative Parents…

…While Practicing His Craft Helping The Local Community.

After Lending Assistance And Aide To…

IDI AMIN

…Following A Car-Accident…

…The Young Doctor Becomes Swallowed-Up In The Goings-On Of The Dictator…

…And Then Eventually Becomes AMIN’s Personal-Physician.

GARRIGAN Becomes Blinded By The Charisma And Charm Of The Dictator…

…Not Noticing (Until He Is Forced To Do So) The Horrors AMIN Is Bringing To The Local Populace.

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It May Be A Fictitious Re-Telling Of Factual Events…

…But…

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

…Is A Wildly Mesmerizing Film.

It’s One Of THE VERY BEST FILMS Of The Past DECADE…

…Without A Doubt And Fo SHO!

FOREST WHITAKER

…Really Does Give Everything He’s Got Into Playing The Mad-Man-Dictator…

…And I Sincerely Felt He DID Deserve His ACADEMY AWARD.

.Period.

I’ve Always Been A Fan Of His…

…But THIS PERFORMANCE Was Pretty Damned BRILLIANT.

If You’ve Seen It…

…We LIKELY See Eye-To-Eye.

If We Don’t?

Eh, Such Is Life.

If You’ve NOT Seen It…

…You Really REALLY Need To Make The Time For It.

I Have Yet To Watch It With Anyone Who Wasn’t Blown-Away By The Quality Of The Performances AND The Story-Telling.

Biopics ALWAYS Hinge On The Performances Of The Leads.

Will They Make Me BELIEVE I’m Watching The REAL Person???

In THIS Instance…

…I So SO BELIEVED.

.PERIOD.

It’s Almost One Of Those Times When You Say…

“WOW, This Dude Was MEANT To Play This Dude.”

After You Watch It…

…Try To Think Of Anyone Else Who Could Have Pulled-It-Off.

It’s A Tough Chore, Fo SHO, My Peeps!

😉

5 responses to “The Best Of “The Last…”: EPISODE IV

  1. This was a very good film. Forest Whitaker is one of the most underrated actors of his day. I enjoyed him in “Smoke,” “Ghost Dog,” and his role in the T.V. show, “The Shield.” He always delivers a fine performance.

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  2. This movie came out around the same time that Whitaker was guest starring on THE SHIELD and I was amazed at how great he was in two roles that were so different.

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